In keratoconus the epithelial cells also participate in the pathological processes. Their activity of producing basal membrane is increased. In the stroma four cell types are found; two of them are normal elements. The origin of the two pathological forms is unknown. They may represent vagrant cells or they may originate from the endothelial cells, being more or less modified. The original endothelial cells are mostly destroyed. In all sorts of corneal cells abundantly enlarged mitochondria are seen.
|Translated title of the contribution||Electron microscope findings in keratoconus|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1979|
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